A writer live-blogs his rental hunt, composting lessons from the de Blasios, and more

By Virginia K. Smith  | August 8, 2014 - 10:59AM

Ever wonder what it's really like to find a NYC apartment? One Thrillist editor is liveblogging his apartment search and... he has our sympathies (Thrillist)

These fancy couches are all on sale — just in time for the new fall TV season to begin (Apartment Therapy)

Still confused about composting? Let the kindly de Blasio family show you how it's done (NYDN)

If you rent in a co-op that's trying to take away your fancy amenities—like access to an Olympic sized pool—take 'em to court (The Real Deal)

Do you really need an app to tell you if a neighborhood is "sketchy"?  (Gothamist)

Bed Stuy: So expensive that it's now supposedly driving buyers to East New York? (NYP)

Maybe we should all just move to Marine Park (or at least take a day trip there) (WSJ)

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